Executive Director

Iris Slappendel

  • Organizational decision making
  • Election management (setting dates, proposing platform goals)
  • Strategy and planning
  • Signatory (signs official documents)
  • Negotiates directly with stakeholders like the UCI, but also legal support and other rider services
  • Create a budget for managing the Alliance (with the other board members)

Vice Director

Carmen Small

  • Liason and day-to-day work with stakeholders like the UCI, teams, race organizers
  • Sponsor relationship building
  • Works with the Executive Director on key platform issues like image rights, safety, and contracts

Communications Director

Gracie Elvin

  • Day-to-day rider interaction
  • Surveys
  • News media relations
  • Website management, including email and the Alliance website
  • Create a budget for managing the communications needs

Operational Director


  • Finances - Set up account, track the funds and dues, create a budget
  • Membership - Manage the list of members and track demographics
  • Travel and meeting organizing (key task: create a relationship with a travel partner)
  • Create a budget for managing the day-to-day operations like meetings, events with the riders, business supplies (such as cell phones, laptops, other assets)


  • Industry
  • Relationships
  • Race organisers
  • Federations
  • Teams


  • Web development
  • Email services
  • News media
  • Public relations


  • Finances
  • Membership services
  • Travel partners
  • Conference and meeting organisations


Advisory Board

Kristen Worley Gender Rights Advisor
Eric Vilé Legal advisor
Marianne Vos UCI Athletes Commission Women’s Road Representative
Joe Harris Business Consultant
Michael Townshend Corporate Identity, Digital communications
Ellen Brunninkhuis Editor and digital marketing manager
UNI World Players Association Sporting Union advisors
Brendan Schwab Executive Director, World Players Association. Labour & human rights lawyer.
EU Athletes Athletes Rights advisors
Yves Kummer President of EU Athletes

Special thanks